I have been burning coasters with my new pioneer A08 burner and can't understand why. I have been using DVD xcopy xpress and everything seems to work fine but when I try to play the disk nothing happens. It doesn't even see the files and thinks it a blank disk. I finally tried to just copy files onto a cd using XP's built in cd writing to try and see if it is the burners fault and indeed it gives me an error "windows encountered a problem tyring to copy....." I assume that this must be a hardware issue? I updated the firmware for the drive but it didn't work. By the way, when xcopy gets done burning a DVD it seems to have the burn on the back. I originally had nero and dvd cloner but I deleted them to try to narrow this down. Do I need a third parter burning software besides xpress and XP Pro? Please help.